On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1638

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, English politician and First Lord of the British Admiralty, born in Hadham Parva, Hertfordshire (d. 1696)

Famous Deaths

  • Cornelius Jansen, French Roman Catholic reform leader (Jansenism), dies at 52
1638 Highlights

About May 6, 1638

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 382 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus